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Cromwell House

A Grade I Listed Building in Highgate, London

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Latitude: 51.5698 / 51°34'11"N

Longitude: -0.143 / 0°8'34"W

OS Eastings: 528797

OS Northings: 187290

OS Grid: TQ287872

Mapcode National: GBR DT.QMQ

Mapcode Global: VHGQL.GSRZ

Entry Name: Cromwell House

Listing Date: 19 March 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079233

English Heritage Legacy ID: 201359

Location: Haringey, London, N6

County: London

District: Haringey

Electoral Ward/Division: Highgate

Built-Up Area: Haringey

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Michael Highgate

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2887

No 104 (Cromwell House)


1637-8. Built for Richard Sprignall, a Captain of Train Bands, Splendid example of Renaissance brickwork.

Two storeys, attic and basement, seven windows. Slated mansard roof has seven dormers, the fourth with segmental pediment. Central balustraded flat roof holds ogee lead cupola on tall octagonal drum. Red brick front has rusticated quoins at angles and at sides of slightly-projecting three-bay centre. Heavy entablatures at first floor level and below parapet. Raised brick eared window architraves, that in first floor centre double-eared. Early C19 sash windows with glazing bars in exposed moulded frames. Round headed door of six fielded panels, top glazed, in moulded architrave with curved keyblock. C18 Tuscan doorcase on rusticated stucco panel. Later right bay with carriageway.

Inside a fine staircase in square well, rising to second floor. Robustly carved strapwork balustrades with military emblems and Ionic column newels supporting carved figures in different military uniforms. Many original doors and doorcases, carved stone fireplaces, plaster ceilings and one large room completely panelled. Some C18 embellishment; and a left rear extension of C18.

No. 104 (Cromwell House) and walls, Nos. 106, 106A,108 and walls and gates, No. 110 and walls and No. 112 form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ2880187287

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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